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Rains limited harvest progress across the state. There were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent very short, 20 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. The topsoil rated adequate and surplus increased 34 points from last week. Subsoil moisture supply was 14 percent very short, 37 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. The subsoil rated adequate and surplus increased 15 points from last week. Fall tillage was 42 percent complete, 23 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal (5-year average).
Field Crops Report
Corn harvested was 82 percent complete, 39 days behind last year but same as normal. Corn moisture at harvest was 16.5 percent, ranging from 13.9 percent in the southwest district to 17.6 percent in the south-central district. Soybeans mature were 93 percent, 2 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Soybeans harvested were 64 percent complete, 5 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Winter wheat planting was 64 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Winter wheat emerged was 43 percent, 7 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was 1 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.
Pasture & Livestock
Pasture condition was 3 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were 1 percent very short, 16 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.